BRAVE CF Super Lightweight dark horse, Joilton Lutterbach has aggressively implored the champion, Eldar Eldarov to give him a shot at the title. Ever since his emphatic win over former Number One Contender, Germany’s Marcel Grabinski, Lutterbach has embarked on a “Give me Eldarov” campaign.
And yesterday, Lutterbach took to Instagram once again pleading with Eldarov to put up a title defense with the German-Brazilian.
“I’m still waiting for you (Eldar) Eldarov. I know that it is not up to you, of course you need to talk to the BRAVE CF matchmakers, and they need to say whether the fight makes sense or not. You can say yes, or you can say no, but please, don’t run away,” said Lutterbach via his Instagram platform.
Lutterbach ruffled the proverbial feathers of the Super Lightweight division when he stepped in from left field as a replacement fighter for Vadim Kutsy at BRAVE CF 61. He took on then-Number One Contender Marcel Grabinski – who was next in line to face Eldarov. However, Lutterbach had other plans and successfully defeated Grabinski in the BRAVE CF 61 main event.
Lutterbach knocked his opponent out within two minutes of the first round which was then followed by his post-fight speech that gave birth to his “Give me Eldarov” campaign.
“This last fight of mine on the latest BRAVE CF fight card, I fought against the guy who was set to fight you (Eldarov) for the title , and then I beat him, and I did it in impressive fashion, too. “It was not on points … It was a TKO victory, I knocked the guy out within two minutes, so I deserve to fight for the title, but first, Eldarov, you need to say whether you want to fight against me or not!”
Eldarov previously responded to one of Lutterbach’s older posts on social media but has not officially stated that he is interested in taking the fight, instead, warning Lutterbach that: “I’ll eat you alive, amigo. Be careful what you wish for.”
Eldarov is one who needs no introduction in BRAVE CF as the reigning champion is one of the most respected athletes and coaches in the organization and the world with a record of 13 wins and only one loss – which came against the great Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Lutterbach feels that he is the man to dethrone the great Eldarov. “I know you,
“I respect you. You are a good wrestler, you have a good ground game, but you only want to fight against strikers. “You fought against Brazilian guys and all those guys were just strikers, but I am a striker, I am a grappler, I am a wrestler … I am the complete fighter, and I know that I will pose a major threat for you, Eldarov. Mark my words, you won’t be able to do anything against me.”
Lutterbach is a veteran of combat sports with an incredible mixed martial arts record of 36-10. He is a global six-promotion multi-division MMA champion as well as a two-promotion K-1 champion with an impeccable wrestling and grappling pedigree to boot.
“The least you can do is answer me, but please, don’t run away, man, let’s make this fight happen. Everybody wants to see this fight! Just give me a date and I will be ready. I guarantee that you won’t be ready for me, but I am waiting for you! If you don’t want to fight me … just say no, if you want to fight … just say yes. Lutterbach got so excited and worked up during his video post, he started questioning Eldarov’s intelligence due to his lack of communication regarding this fight. “Please, don’t go silent on me, say something. Maybe you don’t know how to talk, maybe you are not so clever, but please, say something!”
The BRAVE CF Super Lightweight division is currently stacked with stars all vying for a shot at the champion. Last month, at BRAVE CF 60, both Brazil’s Cleiton Silva and Moldova’s Mihail Cotruta made compelling statements as to why they deserve a shot at the title with finishes within the first two rounds of their respective fights.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.